Technology Resources

Check out these helpful websites and organizations for some valuable technology resources for your children with reading disorders.

  • LD Online, Reading Software:  Finding the Right Program - Start with this article to help you find applicable software that reads books aloud.  LD Online also lists many helpful sites, some are included below.
  • Curriculum Software SearchAppropriate and useful software programs.
  • National Center for Accessible Media (NCAM): Focuses on the technological aspects of e-books and digital talking books (DTB) software and hardware.
  • Tech Matrix:  Gives many assistive and educational technology tools and resources to support learning for students with disabilities.  I really like this website! 
  • Visit Learning Ally for audio books and recorded text books (this is formerly Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic) for students with learning disabilities and visual impairments.   Another great site!    
  • Texas Assistive Technology Network: Go under useful links for several good digital and e-text resources  
  • PicPocket Books: This iphone/ipad app was developed by a mom who had a reluctant reader.
  • Guys Read:  This is a web-based literacy program for boys.  This is not specific to children with learning disabilities, but it is a great site to visit with your son.

Build your digital library together.  Involve your child when you select which book apps to load on their digital device.  An article by Carisa Kluver recommends the following resources; Digital Storytime, KinderTown, Moms with Apps, Common Sense Media, Children’s Technology Review, Parent’s Choice and Kirkus Reviews for their recommendations.

For more summer reading tips, see this recent post.

Pam Tan

Posted on May 12, 2013 and filed under Resources, Tips.